Dementia relates to the loss of cognitive ability, but it also has an impact on emotional wellbeing. As an effective treatment as it has a proven relaxing and balancing effect
on people with dementia and also Parkinson's disease.
We work with paper, colours, and collage. Working with clay is particularly suitable for people with Parkinson's disease but also a great benefit for people with dementia. I also work with stories, biography work, and poetry.
Jutta, vascular dementia
2018 Conference Auckland Alzheimers New Zealand
Tackling Dementia: It's everyone's business
Presentation Viola Lombard
Artistic Practice with People with Dementia
. can enhance the quality of life for the patients.
. can lead to a
strengthening of self-confidence
. makes people more joyful
. can stimulate concentration and cognitive skills
. can provide therapeutic benefits by relieving stress
. improves creativity
. increases resilience
Since I started painting
I see the little things and that helps me in my everyday life
Hans, Parkinson patient, Caritas
At home after the group, I break into song, sometimes at night. My husband got a fright, but I felt happy. Jutta, vascular dementia
I've never painted before, but now I'm dreaming of having my own studio Jutta, vascular dementia, Caritas
You are all so friendly, that's why I only paint happy faces
Hans-Jürgen, Alzheimer disease, Caritas
Today is the most beautiful day of my life N.N.client, Wellington